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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3715
+1 901-205-2533
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Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock 'n' Roll: Social Crossroads" exhibition.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“cotton fields” (21 reviews)
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191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3715
+1 901-205-2533
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Reviewed yesterday

The Rock 'n' Soul Museum does a very good job with demonstrating how rural blues, folk/country and R&B music converged in the late 40's to become rock n' roll. Excellent visuals and high quality audio complete the visitor's experience. Plan on two -three hours, especially...More

Thank jmitch7813
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You start off with a short movie, then they give you a headset and MP3 player to go through the museum at your own pace. So much to experience, including lots of music right at your fingertips! Affordable and fun!

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed the exhibits at this museum. The staff could have been a little bit friendlier and more enthusiastic.

Thank 9monthsofwinter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to spend an hour or so learning about the blues and the impact Memphis has had on music. Thought the history of Blues was especially interesting and had a good selection of music that typified the sounds of Memphis as it evolved.

Thank frederickwilliamm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is more or less self guided with audio machines which was ok, but wish to be educated more by people directly. The intro video is educational and explains the origin of soul and rock from the both the african-american and rural whites. The...More

Thank earthman88
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two hours and you could easily spend double that. admission includes a headset and tour. not very big and you spend a long time standing looking at the exhibits and listening to the audio tour. Very interesting covering the early blues, race music,...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is great for all ages. Amazing tour through our music roots! Would visit again for sure. I did not even have enough time to do all i wanted to do here.

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

December 21, 2017 - We had an Entertainment Book coupon allowing us entry at two for one at $12. The Museum is a short distance from the Peabody Hotel, where we were staying for two nights before our river cruise to New Orleans. We have...More

Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit for the history of rock music. Lots of information and music to listen to and costumes to see.

Thank Sandra Marshall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this tour. You start out watching a short film and then you get headphones to use as needed for a guided tour. It took about an hour to go through but you could definitely stay longer.

Thank tsm24
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20 September 2015|
Response from John D | Property representative |
Kruse2007... It takes most guests between 1 and 1.5 hours. However, the Smithsonian-developed exhibition includes over 300 minutes of information, and almost 100 songs which lead our guests through the evolution of Memphis... More
2 May 2015|
Response from John D | Property representative |
TCnative... By total access plan, I assume you are referring to Memphis' "Backstage Pass" the discount combo ticket between the city's 4 most popular music attractions. By buying a "Bacjkstage Pass," and therefore making an... More